GRE Word List

SINECURE

well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif

The meaning of the word sinecure is well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif.

Random words

WordMeaning
fluctuatewaver; shift; rise and fall as if in waves; change or vary irregularly
turpitudedepravity; baseness; Ex. moral turpitude
unequivocalplain; clear; obvious
noveltysomething new; newness; ADJ. novel: new; original
puckergather into wrinkles or folds; N: wrinkle or fold
malevolentwishing evil; exhibiting ill will; N. malevolence
euphemismmild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic
mediumelement that is a creature's natural environment; nutrient setting in which microorganisms are cultivated; appropriate occupation or means of expression; channel of communication; compromise; middle position between extremes; intervening substance through which something else is transmitted
graphiteblack form of carbon used in lead pencils
bleakcold or cheerless; frigid; unlikely to be favorable; depressing